Swan Valley Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Swan Valley wine region of WA. Use our Swan Valley region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.

Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
    31°50’S
  • Altitude:
    45 m
  • Heat degree days:
    2340
  • Growing season rainfall:
    145 mm
  • Mean January temp:
    24.3°C
  • Harvest:
    End January to end March
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Excessive heat

Discover the wines and wineries of the Swan Valley wine region of Western Australia

Two waves of immigration by Yugoslavs, the first in the early years of the twentieth century (principally from Dalmatia) and the second after the Second World War, gave the Swan Valley two claims to fame. The first is that, most surprisingly, for a time it had more wineries in operation than either New South Wales or Victoria; the second is that, more obviously, it joined the Barossa Valley (German) and the Riverland (Italian) as a significant ethnically- driven wine producing region.

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